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Don’t be that cranky neighbor who grumbles at the sight of any snowflakes.
Life gets cranky when you try to live it according to some schedule, like married by 26 and billionaire by 30 and whatever else we’re supposed to tick off the list.
In hopes of a discovering weaponry farther afield, I repeatedly tried to get the cranky thing to loft me up on the bridge.
The test of "crankiness," then, lies in the adequacy of the advantage reaped.
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGEWALTER J. CLARK
An admirable epitome of what might be called “advanced health culture without crankiness.”
With an old maid's usual crankiness and inability to adapt herself to the order of things, Cousin Fanny remained behind.
THE BURIAL OF THE GUNSTHOMAS NELSON PAGE
But, at least, it was interesting crankiness, and the belief behind it made it even fascinating.
FOUR WEIRD TALESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Despite the happy-juice in my bloodstream, a streak of uncastmemberly crankiness was shot through my mood.
There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.
FAMILIAR QUOTATIONSJOHN BARTLETT
There's something so underbred about crankiness; and the Harwich family have always been essentially aristocrats.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS

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